The Dublin Progress and Telephone (Dublin, Tex.), Vol. 35TH YEAR, No. 46, Ed. 1 Friday, May 4, 1923 Page: 1 of 8
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Erath Coaaty N*w*D*p*f
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36TH YEAR—HO. 46
ing Slacker Makes
For Lost Opportunity
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" DUBLIN, TEXAS FRIDAY MORNING, MAT 4, 1923
SACRED HARP MEETING
THIS WEEK IN DUBLIN
| speaking of lo»t opportunity to
buch like bawailln* over the p*o-
Lrbtol split milk, ret it ii often
Iroflubt* to (U*|L future action by
i»t experience which bring* In the
iueetton of the apllt milk. It
. could *U **e In front aa well
i w#can in the rear, in other word*
ure correctly on what might hap-
under a certain aet of elrcum-
|*nre«, Instead or seeing what ha*
led after the results have
juaed beyond control, we know we
bould alt bare a wonderful change
circumstances under our control
Knd n much more profitable unit
dialing **t of remit*. Take for
^stance Ju*t now a problem within
graap of several communities
pt far diatant in the matter of teat-1
for oil. Here and there one or i
ore land ownera will through a!
else notion of values and duty taj
own internats aa well as to his
Young Man Is
Killed by Accident
At the ahum battle display at
Tarleton College In Stephenville
Wednesday incident to the festivi-
ties of the week celebrating the ae.
cond annual farmer’s day picnic at
the college, an accident happened
that cost the life of young Mr.
Pearcy of Bluff Dale, a member of
the student body of the school and
a participant In the military show.
Full details of the matter Is njt
at baud, but our Information Is that
one of the rifles In the bands of a
comrade was discharged so close to
the body of Mr. Pearcy,. that the
The annual convention of the
Erath County Sacred Harp Hinging
Association U to aaaembfe in Dublin
at lb o’clock tomorrow morning and
to continue In sesaton during the
day of Saturday, with a Saturday
night seaaion and an all day meet.
Ing Sunday. The convention will
meet In the Baptist church. The
paper wadding with which the blank
, own interest* as well as to his ! cartrldfe, wti loaded d||1 not ha„
dghbor and Ms community, declinej(lm> „Dand itrIklB. the
throw bis property into a pool
■hat will secure for bis locality «
last well to determine If there is
ilneral under his land. To drill the
ell the driller takes the chance of
loss of WO,000 to $50,000 In ex.
ense of sinking the well. He takes
his chance from the other chance
getting something for his invest,
pent in case that oil is found. If
tiers I* no oil be loose*. If oil is
iund be wine and w ns big, just
[like he looses big If he loose* at all
the chances nre greatest against
anywhere he may set hla drill,
the land owner looks upon
be driller it a grafter, becauee he
■ tehee him to place We land in the
ol and to give him the customary
I tie* lease In order to Induo* him to
■drill and he wUl very naturally de-
cline iu nil casw to spend his mon
time to expand before striking the
young man and H phased through hla
meeting to in fact a called meeting
of the state aaeoclntiop as well as
the annual meeting of the local or.
gantaation in Erath county and there
will be delegates hers and promi-
nent singer* from all parts of Texas,
j. M. Smith advises the Progress
that he has letters from parties in
Dallas and Fort Worth announcing
that two automobile loads will com*
In from each of those places and
that there will also he others com-
ing by rail. The program Tor Sat-
urday afternoon will include the
election of oftcera for the coming
year and. the selection of the time
and place for holding the next con-
vention. The program for Saturday
night will Iwtgin at the Baptist
church at ft o’clock with an address
of welcome by the mayor, followed
l>y Judge Wright Morrow with a like
address ou the part of the Dions
Club. The response will be made
by Hon. O W Gillespie of Fort
Worth, former codferesstuan from
this district and by Judge Rust of
Eastland Also other prominent vis.
Itors will probably address the con
Water Bonds Are Sold
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To be Represented
ventlon. J. M. Smith, in charge of
the local arrangements announces
that a quantity of graphophone re-
cords of Sacred Harp singing have
been secured and the audience at
some time during the convention
will hear aome of this music sung
by some of the greatest Sacred Harp
singers. The making of these re.
cords la a recent Innovation and
those who have heard the records
pronounce them as distinctly worth
the while of anyone who loves good
singing to hear. Many, if not most
of the best Sacred Harp singers from
all parts of the state Will be at the
meeting and here Is promised a riot
of music during the meetings of the
body. The young man was hurried
to a sanitarium in Fort Worth tor
attendance and he expired at the
sxaltxrlue. a' 5 o'clock Thursday
The Incident cast a gloom ovet
the entire festivities of the day
Wednesday, as In addition to the re-
grettable affair the young man wan
one of the most popular students in
latter details of the matter was
that the unfortunate young man
walked unexpectedly around a car
and directly In front of on* of the
firing rifles in the sham battle. Of
course thee* were ^p||y|k
blank cartridges, but It is pointed
out that these cartridges have the
OUR WILD FLOWERS
j. powder held in them with paper
kline In XU cases to spend w* mon. j WBddlng ,arb „,d mtsd with
U t* develop the fend of anoAnr'^^ of powder w
L.. «*<•!. «a nmottarln of nrnfit TOT i
with no prospects of profit for
jixiself in then* contract* It ha*
Ibsen decided no a proper proportion
[ol the rink that the driller give the
I land owner a royalty of one.elghth
lot all the oil produced on bis tract.
Ilf the land owner has no oil on hi*
■tract be looses nothing in Intrinsic
ItMue. nothing is taken swsy from
[him that he had at the start, but If
loll Is found, ho profits in the exact
I extent of tht oil found and he I*
I Mill Without loss of anything he had
[in the first place, with the exception
[that the oil to made available if ho
1 prompts the driller to alnh a well.
while the deposit Is »nd will forever
I remain worthless to him or to any-
powder within them and
attached with a short piece of hla*
which Is supposed to explode and
destroy the wadding within three or
four feet of the muxxle of the gan.
The young man was not far away
and the wad entered the pit of his
stomach and exploded after enter
Ing the body. A great hole was
torn in the Intestines by the explod
If the old saying "April showers
bring May ftowera, ’ be true, thee
U'truly la being cm phased by the
appearance of the wonderful riot of
color spreading out by the wayside
in every direction. In on# place in
particular the beautiful Texas wild
flower, the Blue Bennett, is bloom-
ing in profusion, while the verbena
and the buttsrcnp are charmingly
generous with their wealth of color.
Along the railroad right of way may
be aeen ever #o often the Mexi-
can passion floorer and last now
myriads of brown butterflies
wearing wing dots of glistening sil-
ver.fluttering into thia county out of
Mexico. This annual hagtt*. 'the
strange ft known to the world "el
zoology, tab JnntWWm *h«
warmth of spring Tear, ap when
our railroads were being built hun-
dreds of Mexican laborers were
brought Into this country and em-
ployed along the right of way These
peon* brought wtth them, it I* said,
fprj|n from tht Chrtitvtn*. or p®*-
sien flower, a native plant of Mex.
too For the Mexicans regard this
plant with religions reverence They
say the thorn* on It* stem* en.
wreathed the brow of the crucified
Jeeu*. Wherever they went the
Mexicans planted the Christ vine
And the butterfly followed It. be.
Oman* to* passion flower Is the food
of the passion butterfly So every
aumMtor In Erath county we *r* via.
Red by tbi* passion butterfly when
ft follow* the passion flower rout*
up'.Out of Mexico Watch for It
when you go a Maring.
The biggest annual convention
held in Texaa each year is the an.
naul meeting of the Weat Tex**
Chamber of Commerce The meet-
ing tor this year is scheduled to
take place in San Angelo on May
21st to 23rd Inclusive and San An.,
gelo 1* making the biggest prepara,
tion for the event than ha* ever
been made In that great western
city for any other occasion. One of
the features of the event will be a
grand all.west Texas pageant and
all the towns of west Texas are ex-
pected to elect a lady epousor for
each of the towns to be in San An.
gelo on the date of the pageant and
to represent their respective town*
In the pageant. At the Dions Club
last week Mrs. Wright. Morrow was
elected to represent Dublin on the
part of that organisation and the
mayor has appointed Mrs. Morrow
on the part of the city government
to represent the ,<;lty, Mr*. Morrow
has accepted the appointments and
will be present and will fittingly
represent Dublin in the big west
Texas pageant. There should be 4
largs attendance of cltliens from
Dublin and to Insure this the Ban
Angeloans have sent a pressing in-
vitation for nil who wish to come
They tsk that reservation* for en.
tertatnment daring the convention
be made very early In view of tin*
very large attendance that is known
will be at hand during the conveti.
tton which has grown to be the
greatest etngle event of the year It.
ail the west. '
MAY TIME PROGRAM.
MACHINE GEARS OF STONE
ARE EXHIBITED IN DUBLIN
MRS. WARINfi'S BROTHER
DIES AT CLEBURNE
J. M. Hall, age 57 year*, died at
hl« home In Cleburne Saturday, Ap.
els# until he ha* induced the | r|| 21st end was hurled the following
| driller to spend the money to devel.
I cp bis property Sometime* a l»“Ji
Jewne: thinks he will hold oat and
I thereby got n chance of getting
like oil that ma.v be found Instead of
| only one-eightb, thnt the driller
I will suffer him to stay and take the
f chances himself without the pro#-
I pset of mcompann* In case of sue.
but usually such owner fnua
l it this and goto nothing for hlmsel*
Tand only baa to coasol* the know.
I Mas that while h* *»* nothing, hi*
f neighbors art all la tha name boat-
Th,. kind of a land owner to la th*
[•tact attitude of a slacker on hi*
peauuuatty. Ha Wnnta to toko *H
gtvo w»h«ug Ho wants to kog
through and usually he falls •*
1 should, th* «*ly regrettable thin*
■ hi. court* being that while m
H» injured Mmaalt he hM alM par-
tha effort* of hia more enter-
Ighbors who are ready
t to contribute their ahare
” at all and take hi*
ret to not P*r»iued to do *0
0( the on* or two stock-
ton ’ Tbetw ban haea many too*
koppariaatttaa to mm x
* -urei. ato« through th* action.
afternoon In the city cemetery at
that place, attended by a large
crowd of frtvfdi’ and relative*.
The deceased was 57 years of age
and leave* two brothers and tour
sister* to mourn bt* death, HI*
brother are Hobt Hall of th# U. ?•
Marine. Col. N. H. Hall of the U. 8
Marine .xt Itotl# Island*. S. C.. and
hi* alater* are Mrs. John D. War-
ing of Comanche. Mr* Thomaa Dun.
Up of Cleburne. Mr*. Kflth Chilton
of Altns, Oklahoma, and Mr*. W. G.
McCoy of Cleburne.
Mr and Mr*. J. D. Waring anJ
Mr. and Mr* J. E Palmer attended
the funeral from this place—Co-
* Hacker. Ookt *«
Messrs. T. t, - - .............
wtth Billie Bagwell of D* Deon aaa
Hueben Parker of Damest. w*r*
victim, ol an automobile wr#ck
week near Portal**, W. **•> 10 wWok
place they were proceeding
neea. They were traveling !*»• '*•*
Tuesday evening and 'he c*r l“
which they were riding
a fhrt. Roth *«• wern completely
wrnekad. though fortunately none of
,he oocupaat. of either oar **••«-
lonsly mlar-t Mr. Whll. w„b£
1- enough Injured l*** h* **
L . home for **»eral
*bl*> to return some .
guys .ad all of Ike* •»*«fined store
or leu* br#t«*
Did the Indian Inhabitants of Tex.
aa understand and us* the principle*
of modern mechanic#?
J. D. O’Nell, who was In Dublin
on last Monday exhibited two gear
shaped rocks found in a gravel pit
near Home Creek. San Saba county.
Most Indian relict found In different
portions of the state* have been
bowls used in grinding corn ana
other grain* Into flour snd bits of
pottery of various dewrloAlon. and
have received no unusual attention.
With the finding of th* gear shaped
rocks which Mr. O’Neil said waa glv.
on him by a relative who Hved for
many years in that vicinity, differ,
eitt light is shed on early dvlltoa.
tion. It to poeaihi# that the patient
tndlhns who at first ground their
corn by hand later conceived a me-
thod of Ron* machinery to grind
tiM com with more epeed and *•*»■
The strange wheels were found
several feet underground and only a
tew feet apart ^hlle excavating for
gravel. The amaltor wheel 1* about
four Inches In diameter sad two in.
cite* thick and has efevea teeth on
the circumference. It to ol very
shows sign* of
teeth would serve th# double pur-
pose of meshing with other gear*
and Increasing the grinding speed
when the corn was fed into the Mot
of the larger rock It would revolv-
ln. The large wheel Is of softer
Every one to cordially Invited to
the Maytime program to be given
by the children of the primary
grade* on the campus of th* sebod
building thia evening The pro.
gram will begin at 1:15. promptly
and visitors are requested to be on
hand at that hour.
The program will* open with a
processional which will include all
The issue of 126.000 of bonds for
city water works improvements and
extensions authorised last year la
Dublin, has recently been' (sold to
Campbell tc Co., bond brokers in
Toledo. Ohio, at a price that wUl net
the city 97 cent* on the dollar, be.
sides the accrued interest to the
date of delivery from July 1st of las,,
year The bonds have been ready
for sale during several moolis past,
but the low ebb of the bond market
has continued along unabated and a
price therefor could not be obtained
at which the city would sell. The
bends run for a period of forty year*
at an annual Interest rat* Of five
per. cent, payable semi-annually
and with an option In favor of the
city to pay all or any at any time
after ten years. The low rata [of
interest, the comparatively small
amount of the bonds and the ten
year option In favor of the city
were features that were objection,
able to bond buyers of. the larger
Issues snd at the price stated th*
city has made an exceptional dis-
position of the bonds. The sal* of
course depend* upon the approval of
the bond attorney* of the buyer* ap-
proving the transcript prep*ratio*
upon which th* bonds were printed,
bat this feature is but a formal ac-
tion In all case* necessary and
these paper* are In th* hands of th*
Tol*do attorneys for *ppfbval. It to
expected to receive the cash fr^s*
the sale within ton day* or *o-
Meanwhile preparations *r* being
made by the city council leading UP
t0 the beginning of the work *a
soon ss aH necessary details are
arranged. Including an engineer ‘
survey of the work to be don*, wtth
complete plan* and specification*
and th# purchase and arrival of n*.
ceasary supplies Than* detail* will
probably consume two months and
work oa th* Improvements are hop-
ed to start la Jaly or August sad
supply quite a bit of employment
during the summer Th# Improve-
ment* will he chiefly extensions o'
and enlargements of mains snd th#
installation of more Mr* hydrant*
Th# next big improvement* following
thin woto should bo poring th#
in. in*? i»r*v wiser*. — — ----- w----------- ~ „
composition and may have been used, the children in the flrtot grades. The
aa one of th* driving gears of the
ancient power plant. Thto wheel ha*
a hole In the center that to abom — »• ------ -- — •
two Inch** In diameter on each »id# Ing that they need rain
to one Inch diameter in the center.
Tbi* double con* 1* similar to the
arrangement used nowaday* to aW
friction of grinding a hard substance
Thia wheel baa no hole to the eon.
ter a# the larger whool hna and It
la supposed it may have boon used
a* the grinding wheel geared to oth.
er stone gear* and not to a large
rock that had a Mot cut In it* aar
roc w accommodate the gear Th#
various flower* run on the stage
Where they are found by th# flow#*
fairy. Seeing by their green cover.
shin* eta* calls the rain drop* an*
after they and th# frogs have Visit-
ed the flowers th# sunbeam* drive
SEEKING FOR GOLD
IR EASTLAND COUNTY
Considerable Interoat ha* been
aroused by a search for * gold mine
a mile south of Romney, in Shet-
Home year* ago. to drilling a wnt-
to'focklng the wheel tighter on the *he raindrops away; then th# flow, er well, a farmer encountered what
in locking the wnee. of ...... „nh,.m„ ,„d was thought to be a gold bearing
driving nth® r^v
Th# targe gear haa ‘l*1* ,,r**
teeth on th# circumference and the
teeth are lees pronounced, due elth.
er to friction during us* or to de-
composition after H had been dto-
Mr. O’Neil stated that among
strangely shaped rocks that held no
olaa as to their original “••• »“ In
at... gweat oven Was uncovered neer
th* same piece.
When an Indian became IU a Are
was placed around th# oven and the
poor Indian placed toeide with only
hi. head protruding Whan thaflr*
had caused him to •*** profu#*»T.
h* wag removed turn the even and
tow til Into * creek. It
died from thto otrooaoo. treatment,
all was well, for he was naM to*
a had iadtoa and should have dlod
and the Graat Whit* Shther would
treat him wall.
er.fairy with her —— -------, — -------- - lHl .
raindrop# frolic In th# flower bod* stratum at *7 fori and a atitl hotter
till alt the flowers have awakened looking stratum at 1»« feat. When
and thrown off their green blanket# h# sold the farm, he reserved half
Th* flower* thou engage In a dance the gold right*. Not long ago. the
which is interested by th# entrance search for gold ws* renewed. Th#
of the butterfilea wbo flit among digging ha* already paoaad tbe «rst
them until the flower* withdraw to level
will aoon reach the U0.
tNe roar and leave th# batterflloe foot depth. At the first depth, atone
dancing on th* stag* , streaked wlh a gleaming metal of
The butterfly daacs finishes th# some kind waa found. Develop,
playlet wklck In followed by a pen.!moat* are being awaited with mum.
rant drill. latoroot Th# farm oa which the
After thq drill th* May Queen to work to being done to owned by A.
crowned, then afteii the May pole 9. Laker
th* program la concluded with th*
"Randman qong ’
recommended to mi.
Tn# garage Rm of n»*a*H * ^
ferson hM HU*
the two Rneawll
The Foot-Path to Peace
To b* glad of m. brnanon * .-MW P*
work and to »»nr «d to took «P at the etar
your posseaaton* hut not oontontod with
mad# the bent of them; to 1
to loro and to
A number of amateur gardener*
aro expertoartn* a groat deal of
trouble wtth email patoh** of John-
son gr*a* which adds Immeasurably
to th* dtfflcuttiro of Inducing th*
timid beans snd radish** to blossom
Of oariy voge-
rr. WORTH TRAM TRIPP1RH
WILD UPEND NIGHT HERE
od to said to
two or thr**
A trade exteaatoa trip haa hoe*
ptonned by th# Fort Worth Chamber
of Commerce covering the week hi.
ginning on Monday. May $l*t. A a
(pedal train fearing narlv on Hu
morning of th* Slat will carry the
trad* nooeter# and during A# week
they will visit fifty «r
wtthln a radius of torn# »» —----
ay more mil** from th# Panther 0i*r.
Tbe first day of tba trip th# n«
Arid* will be »tr*vcr*«d and A* Par-
ty will roach ~ ‘ *’'*
and wUl *p*n
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